Gift Ideas for the Geek Chic

Posted by Kelli McKinney

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that joyful time of panic-induced trips to the ER finding the perfect gifts for the beloved servicemembers in your life. And let’s face it, some military members are easier to find gifts for than others.

In the spirit of the giving season, we have scoured the malls and surfed the web to compile a collection of gift ideas for those of you needing a little spark of inspiration.

If you have someone in your life who can recite every line from every Star Trek movie, chances are good that you can find a gift for them from this composition:

 

The Elements Calendar

elementsMarry a stunningly beautiful image of every known element in the universe with every month in the calendar year and voila.

$11, Walmart.com

 

 

 

Grow Your Own Carnivorous Plant Set

plantCreate your own gauntlet of doom for the insect world with this little gem. The set comes with ten carnivorous plant seeds, plastic terrarium and potting mix plus plant decals, “bog buddies” and “swamp rocks.” 

$20, thinkgeek.com

 

 

 

 

R2-D2 Lego Kit

r2d2If you’re looking for a way to really wow your favorite Star Wars fan, look no further than the plucky little droid R2-D2.

$180, Legos.com

 

 

 

Hi-Fun Gloves

hi funIf your friend is as attached to their smartphone as they are their own fingers, make them happy this year with this pair of high-tech, capacitive gloves. The gloves keep digits nice and toasty while operating sensitive touch screen gadgets. Plus, the left glove has a speaker and a microphone sewed into the thumb and little finger for talking on the go.

$81, Hi-fun.com

 

 

Tankbot

tankbotThis micro-robotic tank can navigate mazes, battle opponents, and offer a nice little distraction during an otherwise busy day. Even better – it’s fully controllable from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device.

From $25, mydeskpets.com

 

 

 

Joystick-It

joystick itPerfect for the game-loving tablet owner, this safe, removable joystick adds an element of real arcade action to your tablet.

$8, thinkgeek.com

 

 

 

 

 

Mustache Tree Ornament

mustacheGet a handle on your gift-giving with this quirky ornament. Ideal for those to whom you mustache to have a very merry Christmas. There’s not much else to add to this one.

Starting at $6, various retailers

 

 

 

Mac Tank

mac tankThis is a fully-functional 3-gallon fish tank inside what once contained an astounding 4 megabytes of RAM. It’s a conversation piece and a forever home for your finny friends. Each one is custom built, so contact the designer for cost.

Naodesign.net

 

 

 

Space Invaders Playing Cards

space invadersThe original vertical alien shooting game is memorialized on a deck of playing cards, which can be used in a recreational, alien-violence-free game of poker, Old Maid, or Canasta.

$8, summithut.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle

SW xboxComplete your favorite person’s home gaming system with this Microsoft gaming bundle that would make the rebels proud. And don’t forget to let the Wookie win.

$380, amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

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